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presence felt along the north carolina outer banks already. it's large storm although weakening a bit. the waves are starting to pick up. sherry ly is in ocean city for us. we'll check in with her a little bit later on. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm sarah simmons in for steve chenevey. he will be along a little bit later on today. we want to check in with tucker. we saw hurricane earl kicking up the as out there. >> the latest advisories still 105 miles per hour. gusts to about 115. looks like it will remain intact for the next several hours. shall we take a look at it. >> let's do it. >> let's look at the hillary clinton as it is making its presence felt. the good news is the eye of the storm looks to stay just off the coast here. it is now about 85 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. there you go. can you see it lifting off to the north-northeast at about 18 miles per hour. it is actually racing off to the north. cloud cover across the washington area. this radar is overdoing the rain here in d.c. but we do have some bands of rain across
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the lower eastern shore. you know, i wouldn't say it is impossible that some of our southern and eastern viewers won't see some rain as we get into the mid-morning hours as it passes off it our east. can you see very impressive hurricane signature there our map this morning. let's push on to hd radar and take a closer look. can you see the live shot with the heavy rain. cape hatteras reported a wind gust of 67 miles per hour just a few minutes ago. so aappropriating hurricane force there along the outer banks. around here, the wind haven't been as impressive. let's push on to hd radar. there is a better look at the rain actually falling. starting to -- its impact starting to be felt mere along the beaches. i think in the washington area, it will be just cloud cover as we start our morning. 78 here in washington. got a lot of cloud cover outside. humidity, 66%. it will be a little breezy around here at times today. winds gusting at times to about 0 miles per hour.
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other than that, you wouldn't know there is a category 2 hurricane lurking just offshore. our high temperatures will be in the low 90s. 89 in waldorf. 89 in winchester. >> once we get earl out of here, it look like it will be pretty nice. >> that is typical of tropical storms. >> can't wait then. let's get to julie wright with the latest on traffic. >> not looking so bad right now. the lane are open around the capital beltway and traffic is flowing freely in each direction down south at the wilson bridge. still busy cleaning up an accident on the southbound stretch of 95 in newington. no trouble spots to report south on 270. lanes are open out of germantown headed for the lane divide. you will find yourself at speed if you are traveling south on 95 and 295 coming in out of laurel. traffic roll yum still moving at speed here. don't forget about the rough pavement westbound on the freeway, west of the sousa bridge but before you reach the
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third street tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we want to go back out it our developing story. that is earl, which is bringing heavy winds and rain to north carolina. now, from there, the system is expected to move north along the coast. >> our sherry ly is live in ocean city with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. what we are seeing are the winds. every so often, we get some strong gusts but we certainly have more to come. they have gotten things ready here in ocean city. can you see the gates on the seawall which will protect the boardwalk and businesses from the storm surge, that is all shut. she have not removed the garbage cans from the beaches which we had told you would happen yesterday out of concern for the high winds. if you look out there on the water, the surf is really picking up now. but the worst of hurricane earl is still to come.
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through outthe evening, the waves began to pick up throughout ocean city. waves as much as 12 to 15 feet as a result of hurricane earl. it is expected to pass about 1 other miles off the shore of ocean city. they are expecting 30 to 40- mile per hour winds here with 50 to 55-mile posterior hour gusts throughout the day yesterday. people tried to enjoy the last bit of the day on the beach. some people decided to leave town early who were visiting. as if the businesses, some are closing but some are staying open. >> they're not telling you to stay home? >> not as of right now. >> are you worried? >> a little bit. i'm not good in rain. i'm a bad driver. >> reporter: we are not seeing what they have seen out on the outer banks of north carolina just yet but as you mentioned, the storm is still making its way up the coast, perhaps arriving here in ocean city a little bit later in the morning
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than they had anticipated. we are expecting to have a few hours of those high winds in this area. so right now, we've seen a couple of people out here along the boardwalk coming out to check things out. the wind are picking up but they are not really, really strong just yet. but i can tell you, we will be getting more. that is the latest here in ocean city. back to you. >> thank you. in our other big story this morning, the discovery channel standoff. this morning, we are learning more about at excused gunman who took hostage tees discovery building. turns out he had his first run- in with the law in california. we're getting more now from audrey barnes live at discovery headquarters this morning. audrey? >> reporter: that's right. james lee was first convicted in a california courtroom back in 2003. he was charged with smuggling aliens into the united states. now, at that time, he was living in san diego. then he moved to maryland. that is when authorities say it appears he wanted to direct his
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anger about the environment directly towards discovery. it is said he caused a commotion outside the head quarters. he threw $20,000 into the air and got the homele to protest. >> he paid homele people to protest along with him. as an incentive, if you yelled the loudest, he would give you a bonus of cash. he gave a homeless man $1 how for writing an essay. other homeless men found out he had $1,000, they robbed him and hospitalized him. montgomery county police were hoping that lee would learn his lesson and keep his money to himself. police say lee's fatalistic views showed themselves way back in 2003 when he was in that trouble back in san diego. at one point, he wrote a letter to the judge that is very chilling in light of what happened here on wednesday.
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in that letter, lee said after 36 years of life, he had nothing to show for it. live at discovery headquarters, audrey barnes, fox 5 news. >> thank you very much. it's big day ahead here on fox 5 morning news and a big day in the race to d.c.'s mayor. the two leading candidates, mayor fenty and council chairman vincent gray will square off in another debate right here in our studio. that debate gets under way at 9:00 this morning. we'll be streaming it live on myfoxdc.com. >> we are also following a developing story out of miami international airport. part of the airport had to be evacuated and a person is now in custody we understand. up next, we'll get an update on that situation. all, before a commuter alert for metro riders. several stations will be closed for the entire labor day weekend. we'll run down the list. you are watching fox 5 morning news. "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer 
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all concourses at miami international airport have reopened after being evacuated overnight. evacuation order was spark bid a suspicious item found in a checked bag. official are not say wag that suspicious item was but photographers on the scene say
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they saw a hazardous material team on the site. a passenger was detained but he or she has not been identified. there has been another oil rig explosion off of louisiana but this has nothing to do with the bp spill. more than a dozen oil workers had to be rescued after they jump into the water. the oil platform is in shallow water just off the louisiana coast. it is 200 miles from the bp oil leak. the other platform burst into flames last night and the coast guard put out the fire. they say there is no oil leaking from this one. but they're keeping a close eye on it to see if there is any oil sheen. at the site of bp spill, years have removed the cap on the broken well. replacing it way n one and so far, no oil has leaked out but collection ships are standing by just in case. bp says it has now spent $8 billion if the response to the spill. that includes $400 million to settle 127,000 claims from people and businesses that were
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affected by the spill. a commuter alert for metro riders. several stayings will be closed for the entire labor day weekend. we'll tell you which stations won't be in service, coming up next. >> watching hurricane earl pass off it the east. i'll bring you the latest. i've got a good-look weekend forecast and hopefully, julie wright has a good-looking traffic scene for you coming up right after the break. droiiiid. what this droid does will change how you do web connections. this creates a mobile 3g hotspot, powerful enough to fuel multiple devices at will. putting you at the center of your own world wide web. introducing the new droid x. the next generation of does.
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south a beautiful morning as we wake up to slightly warm temperatures. nothing too bad. but fairly safe consider wag is going on out on the east of us. >> everybody is watching earl, of course. it is pretty big but, we'll see what happens. >> you got it. very impressive. let me just add very quickly. this is our warmest morning for this date in history. >> in history? >> so far. it looks like we'll have a
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record high minimum temperature. right now, it is in the upper 70s. you got it? >> yeah. >> you have to get it. let's get right to the raid arrested and i'll tell you about earl. gusts to about 115. it is losing steam that. doesn't mean it is not a dangerous storm. can you see an impressive signature here on our satellite- radar. eye of the storm about 58 miles to the east of cape hatteras an slow throeing a lot of rain showers back into inland areas including places like virginia beach, richmond getting some rain now, lower eastern shore get something rain. i know it looks impressive like we're getting a lot of rain here in washington but we're really not. there are some sprinkles not too far away. it is really racing at about 18 miles per hour. it will be out of here later this afternoon. we'll get some clearing out here to the west. let's get to our hd radar and take a closer look and show you the shower activity. here we are in washington. a few light sprinkles out to our west and more impressive bands of rain socialed with earl just off it our south and east. if you are down across southern maryland, down towards leonardtown, you might see
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light showers each of richmond and aross the lower eastern shore. you will get some rain showers and some winds particularly along the beaches. we'll get winds up to about 40 to 50 miles per hour as that storm races off to the north and east. the worst of it down at the beaches will be later this morning, four or five hours from now as the storm continues to track off not north and east. wind not too impressive locally. we did get report of a wind of 67 miles per hour out at cape hatteras just a couple of minutes ago. it is starting to pick up along the carolina coast. here in washington, seven miles per hour. we'll be a little breezy and here at times with our wind oust north maybe 10 to 15, gusting to maybe 20. we'll watch the wind here all morning as they should start to pick up as the storm gets a little closer. let's take a look at this track. the good news with earl, because it is a very powerful storm, it is just far enoughive shore. remember, around the eye of that hurricane, the eye wall is most intense part of the hurricane. that remains offshore p. this
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is a glancing blow even though it will cause some damage. it will be out of here by tomorrow morning and into the canadian maritimes. we'll have perfect days for tomorrow, sunday and labor day. 91degrees. winds out of the north here at 10 to 15. and the five-day forecast, i mentioned a great looking weekend. we'll get earl out of here saturday, sunday, monday, even tuesday bright sunshine. but this weekend particularly nice with highs only in the low 80s. this is where he with should be this time of year, by the way. let's get to the traffic with julie wright. >> we are still dealing with a crash along the southbound stretch of i-95 in newington. that was along the left side of the highway. if you are traveling south out of 270, lane are open out of high atstown. already a slow go as you
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continue from 109 headed out towards clarksburg. of course, downtown, inbound new york avenue, they were checking for a crash. it was reported ad long new york at north capital street. d-d.o.t. has been moving the camera around for us. not finding anything here as you head out to the third street tunnel. it appears all lanes are open. in virginia, northbound 95, now receiving word of a crash as you work your way up towards quantico. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. five red line stayings will close over the labor day weekend so workers can make some safety improvements. the national transportation safety board recommended the up prompts after lastier's deadly train crash. stayings closing include tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton an glenmont. they will shut down at 15 clock tonight and service will resume 5:00 a.m. on tuesday. >> coming up on 20 minutes after 5:00. we have much more still ahead on fox 5 morning news including
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getting ready for a big debate which will take place this morning at 9:00 utah d.c. mayoral race is entering its final lap but not before the two major candidates face off right here in our studios. coming up, we'll talk about where the candidates stand as of now, the issues they will likely discuss today and how exactly that debate will go down later this morning. it is all straight ahead on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. when the stage is set. and the cast has been gathered. when the curtain rises. and the spotlight is yours. having a strong signal at your back... is like having invisible power everywhere. because in that moment... you're not there to take up space. you're there to fill the room. rule the air. verizon.
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the washington redskins have wrapped up their preseason with a loss. they fell for the arizona cardinals 20-10 last night. most of the redskins starter did not play. albert haynesworth did play. redskins finished the preseason with a record of 2-2. they open the regular season sunday night versus dallas at next field. we are preparing for a big faceoff today. the top two candidates in the democratic mayoral primary here in d.c. will debate here in the fox 5 studios. >> holly morris joins us with more. >> if this was a horse wrasse race right about now, i think we would hear the announcer say and down the stretch they come. when it comes to mayor adrian fenty and vincent gray, both of them are fine tuning their
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messages, honing their strategies. the "washington post" still has mayor fenty trailing council chair vincent gray by 17 percentage points. the problem for fenty right now is that a lot of people like what he is doing. they just are having a tough time liking him. >> vincent gray and some of his supporters have been very effective in creating a character atour of adrian fenty that people have bought into because fenty has sort of reinforced it. he hasn't been warm and fuzzy. he hasn't been the type of guy would spends time dealing with the sort of process needs and issues of the constituents. he has tried to create new programs or reshape the administration or pull the schools together that do have an impact on people's lives. but people want more from a leader. >> reporter: that is interesting because the d.c. residents in that poll where he is trailing do say they like what he has done with city but they want more in a leader. they want someone they can
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actually like. that has been something that d.c. council chair vincent gray has picked up on and gotten out there in terms of a message. likability factor is going to be i topic today in our debate. many of you sent in questions. we'll be addressing those. but let me tell you how the debate will work this morning. it will start at 9:00 a.m. it will be moderated by steve chenevey. there will be a coin toss. that coin toss will determine who gets to decide who goes first in their opening statement. the opening statements will last 90 seconds. then we have a panel of four of our own fox ajournallists that will actually ask the questions. the candidates get one minute to answer that question. there is a 30-second rebuttal and then there is a 0-second counter rebuttal. at the end, the candidates will each get one minute to then make a closing statement. that debate will happen live right here in our studios and it will start at 9:00 this morning. it will last the entirety of our 9:00 hour and hopefully, we'll get some answers for the
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d.c. residents who are still looking for some. of course, voting has begun. there is one open early voting center. that is the board of elections center it opened on monument four more open tomorrow as we enter this final stretch of the mayoral race. back to you. >> thank you. we should remind people too that we'll be streaming that debate live on myfoxdc.com. still plenty ahead on fox amorning news. sherry ly is following things out there in ocean city for us. >> reporter: hurricane earl is knocking on the door here at ocean city, maryland. the winds are picking up. rain is starting to come and the waves are pounding the beach. we'll have the latest from ocean city coming up. hurricane earl makes its closest brush to the coast. i'm craig boswell in nags head, north carolina that. story is coming up. ♪
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♪ welcome back as we take a live look at nags head, north carolina where you can see the seas are kicking up due to hurricane earl there as hurricane earl continues to move up the east coast. we'll see even stronger winds start to head out there into ocean city where we'll check in live in just a minute with our rry ly. first, we want to check in with tucker. >> yesterday afternoon, late in the afternoon, you could see the out are bands of earl out
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in virginia. >> wow! >> that's right. >> i guess i slept through that during my nap yesterday afternoon. >> oh, me. >> the cloud cover associated with earl as it continues to pass off to the east. it is racing off to the north and northeast at about 18 miles per hour. it will be out of here later this afternoon. right now, a lot of cloud cover and let's go right to it. we'll take a look at the satellite-radar. very impressive site here. nice spin in the atmosphere. very heavy rain through the outer banks pushing up into southeast virginia and now across the lower eastern shore where we are starting to get bands of rain. wind gusts at 67 miles per hour down in cape hatteras. 52 recently down in duck being north carolina. all of that energy being pushed off to the north and east. it is moving very quickly. the good news is, although today won't be a beautiful day down at the beaches, it will be out of here to salvage most of
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the weekend. saturday, sunday, monday look fantastic. we've got some rain showers. some of the outer bands not too far away down in ocean city. can you see crossing 95 out west of fredericksburg, that is outer land of earl and some light sprinkles. it is possible on your way out the door you might see a few light showers. that is associated with hurricane earl here off to the south and east. southeast of richmond, fredericksburg a koss southern maryland, we are getting rain as well. let's take a look at our current conditions. we are 78 degrees. that is very warm for this time of year. humidity, 66%. winds are oust east at seven miles per hour. they will be breezy at times around here with winds out of the north maybe 10 to 15 miles per hour. and a high temperature in the low 90s. so gradually cooler and the fantastic. once we get earl out here, we'll have more details in just a minute. >> let's hope all the people would have labor day plans should be heading out to the shore. >> later this afternoon, much improvement. >> let's check in with julie wright now.
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she has latest for traffic for us. >> didn't you guys get the invite to tucker barnes' big cookout bash that is happening. >> i think mine must be lost in the mail. >> where is that invite? >> it is on the way. >> madeleine albright >> maybe earl blew it away. >> that is the cruise like a dog ate -- that is the excuse like a dog ate my homework. >> exactly. we are note iing on northbound i-95 approaching quantico, there is an accident. that is what is tying up the left side of the road. in the backup, there is another crash tying up the left side of the highway. that will keep you on the brakes brakes as you guys travel northbound out of stafford. meanwhile, behind me, this is the top side outer loop. no incidents to report. the outer loop of the beltway looking good passing university boulevard headed around towards georgia avenue. fairland road, that is where we have reports of an accident on
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29. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. all right. thank you so much. more now on our developing story. we are continuing to follow earl this morning. it is making its presence felt in north carolina. pounding the area with heavy rain and wind. >> the system is expected to head north from there hugging the east coast the whole way. and fox 5's sherry ly is live in ocean city, maryland. good morning. what is the latest out there? >> reporter: good morning. things right now, wind are starting to pick up. we are getting some really strong gusts here and there, every few minutes. we've seen the rain start to come down but it sort of comes intermittently. it is windy enough that the rain blows sideways on us. if you take a look out here at the ocean, can you see the waves have really picked up. one benefit we have today is that the tide is going out. so we are not getting that storm surge that we would have expected so that is a good thing as far as the beach erosion here. the waves are certainly quite
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large as they are coming in here. take a look at the ocean from our overhead camera on the fourth floor of our hotel room. can you really get a sense of the waves out there on the ocean and how much this storm is pounding ocean city here. and, of course, the worst is still to come. they are prepared here in ocean city. they have locked up the seawall, closed all of the gates. that seawall goes down 30 feet to protect against any storm surge. they are looking at possible flooding in low-lying areas here in ocean city. for the most part, it does for the look like we are getting at least the brunt of hurricane earl. it is expected still to be about 150 miles offshore here. we'll get the tropical storm force wind which we are under a tropical storm warning as wells that hillary clinton watch. we are looking at 0 to 40-mile an hour winds, 50 to 55 with the gusts. as hurricane earl has weakened, a lot of people here in ocean city feel like we dodgeed a
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bull jete we are still here. it is not a big deal -- >> we're still here. it is not a big deal. i think 0 to 40-mile an hour wind, it's manageable. >> reporter: there have been a handful of people out on the boardwalk taking a look at earl. this just curious as to what it looks like. a lot of people are heading back in. yesterday, the lifeguards and beach patrols did close the water to swimming. the beach is open. we don't really encourage people to come out here and walk out there on the beach. but they have closed off the water for anybody who might want to go out there. this is really just very, very dangerous conditions. and we don't recommend that anybody go out there on the beach. that is the latest here in ocean city. back to you. >> thank you. of course, we have soon a few people that were out there just curious about t we are curious about what is going on down in nags head as with continue our team coverage of hurricane earl.
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>> we wanted to check in with fox's craig boswell live in north carolina but the severe weather is keeping us from going to him live. so what we want to do is go now to a report he filed earlier this morning. >> it's serious. i think it is a serious hurricane. it can get real dangerous in a hurry. so why tax a chance in. >> reporter: many people along the east coast have been running way from earl. >> we've been working hard, wantedded to have vacation. we brought the money and trying to spend it all as fast as we can because we know he is come yoog the hurricane is quite large. hurricane force wind extend out as much as 75 to 90 miles and tropical storm-force winds even further out. we do being that the outer banks will experience in some places hurricane-force winds. >> reporter: fema set up shop at ft. bragg on thursday bringing in trucks loaded with food and water. national guard troops say they are ready to go too but there is a limit to what they can do in a storm. >> as soon as we start looking ate thunder cell, that may be going up to 40,000 or 50,000
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feet and discharging rain and high winds. that is an area we cannot go into. >> reporter: some vacationers forced to cut things short and head out are feeling bit engineer we are leaving a few days early. a little disappointing. >> i was crying but you just get over it and you move on. >> reporter: those forced to stay have hair priorities in order. >> the one item i made sure i had, i stocked up on chocolates. >> okay. that was craig boswell reporting. can you get the latest on earl 24/7 by going to myfoxhurricane.com. you can download our app for your blackberry, iphone and droid. audrey has a big story for us still ahead. >> coming up next, the latest on the discovery channel headquarters, the search for more clues into the man behind the madness continues. rd
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we are finding out more about the gunman, james lee, in the discovery channel standoff. we are getting more now from fox 5's audrey barnes live outside discovery headquarters this morning. >> reporter: good morning. yellow police tape still surrounds the entrance to the discovery channel headquarters building here in silver spring. it is an eerie and chilling
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reminder of what happened here. the building will stay closed until tuesday. but the investigate into the man behind it all is very much open and active. police searched james lee's last-known at rest, a house in wheaton on yesterday and they discovered four more explosive devices there. so add that to the four discovered here at the discovery channel building. lee had at least eight very dangerous weapons of destruction at his fingertips. police say he has been troubled for some time. his first run-in with police was back in california in 2003. he was arrested and charged with smuggling aliens into the country. at that time, we wrote a letter to the judge which is particularly chilling in light of what happened here on wednesday. at that time, lee told the judge that he had nothing to show for his 36 years of life and he also said that he did not know how his life would end. he didn't know if it would be a
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happy ending. he just didn't want it to be in prison. we now know that his life indeed did not end in prison. it ended here at the discovery channel headquarters. the thee people held hostage were all safely rescued and the investigation into just what sparked this last spree of violence is continuing. >> audrey barnes reporting live us for. if you are on a tight budget finding expired food in your fridge can be kind of frustrating. how long can you stretch is it? with some items, you need to follow the he can operation dates closely but others, it is not that important. we continue to follow the massive storm churning off the atlantic coast. hurricane earl will have the latest on it when we come back. t
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hatteras, winds are about 70 miles per hour. so there you go. that is the worst of it. the good news is this storm is tracking off to the north and east and it is really racing and the worst of it out to sea. this is a close call. i think when alled said and done, there will be some damage. it could have been a lot worse. want to mention locally in the washington area, we are getting some bands of rain associated with earl tracking as far north and west as fredericksburg. can you see it there. some light sprinkles and some shower activity across southern maryland. ocean city, getting some rain now along the beaches. that will be the worst of it locally. kind of surprising, some of these bands are make it across the bay. even some light sprinkles there, looks like west of 95 out towards fronted royal. don't be surprised if we don't see a couple of light sprinkles here, maybe afew showers associated with earl. the best chance will be south and east of the city as the storm continues to wind up and
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be south and east of the city. the storm is very impressive, watch the motion here to the north an east dragging with it the cloud cover and the energy. nevertheless, very heavy rain across cape hatteras, across the outer banks of north carolina. we are preaching hurricane force winds here along the coastal areas and some of those winds will make it up into the lower eastern thor where wear likely to see wind gusts probably 40 to 50 miles per hour as this all gets dragged out of here. the cloud cover you see outside this morning, that is associated with earl and you notice out to the west here, there is actually a little clearing. i think by this afternoon, we'll go partly sunny and our high temperatures later today will be about 90 or so. the most recent wind gusts here. the wind direction at owe someone city out of the north and east gusting to about 30 miles per hour. off to the north and east, nothing yet.
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just 10 to 12 miles per hour. these wind will pick up as earl continues to pass off to the north and east during the of th locally. let's talk heat. it is warm out there. 77 for you at participation. a little better here off to the west, the we go wes cloud cover. win hester is 69. harrisonburg is 66. high temperature today, hot once again. 91degrees. partly sunny skies. slight chance for more showers south and eas earl passes here. then once we get it out of here, we'll be in for just partly sunny conditions this afternoon. winds out of the north 10 to 15. gusting at time to about 0 miles per hour. let's look at the five-day forecast and you will be able to see that the next couple of days will be absolutely perfect. saturday, sunday, monday, high temperature in the low 80s. we are in a dry spell. we need some rain. maybe by the end of next week. julie wright has the latest on on-time traffic for us. >> if you are making the trip around the capital beltway, lanes are open in each
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direction right now down south at the wilson bridge. speaking of heading southing, here is the live shot of 95 as you leave the capital beltway and work your way out towards newington. accident activity here tying up the two left lanes. we started off showing you the blue lights from the state roomer that was on the scene. there is still equipment down here if you are traveling southbound on 95. the two left lanes remain closed off at the scene. traveling inbound new york avenue, lanes are open. no problem heading out to the third street tunnel. southbound # 70 on the brakes out of height hyattstown -- southbound 270 on the brakes. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. we have some news for our metro riders now. a power outage has all elevators and escalators out of service at the dupont circle. the station is open. no word on when the power will be back on. if you are trying to save
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money on your grocery bill, you know it can be frustrating to throw out food but when you see expiration dates, you don't want to take any risks. a dietitian says there are times to follow the dates and times when they were not as important. jacqueline schultz has details. >> reporter: double-check your fridge before you check out of the grocery store. you're probably replacing food that is perfectedly fine. >> i usually throw it out the day after the expiration date. >> reporter: that date is deceiving. you may be wasting your money according to nutrition experts. they say the average american family throws out $600 of food a year. >> what is the expiration date on that, ?ir. >> 9/17 clsh 2010. i will still throw it out. >> yogurt. >> october 29th. >> reporter: what would you say if you found out it will be
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good seven to 10 days after its date. really. >> reporter: mayonnaise, three to four months after opening. >> it if it doesn't doesn't funny colors. >> eggs, three to five weeks. >> they find this they actually save money if they meal plan. >> reporter: diet decision stacy b you want san says families can save in the check outline by shopping with a menu for the week so food in the fridge will not stay for too long after the exoperation buying small sealed snacks helps too. families should shop for enough fruits and veggies to last half the week. >> another key point is making sure your fridge stays 40 degrees or cooler inside. that way your produce will stay fresher. you can make things like processed meet meat last longer if you freeze it but not everyone here is buying this advice. >> save us some money a little bit. >> rather waste money than be dead or sick somewhere. >> i don't take any chances.
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i though that stuff out. the milk, forget it, it's gone if it smells the slightest bit bad. i don't care what date it is. >> dave ross will join us with the redskins highlights coming up next. s,rc
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hoyt how about we take a break from earl and talk about
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the red scinsz. >> no hurricane last night in arizona. >> true. >> the proseason finale, this is what i found interesting. none of their starters played except for albert haynesworth. >> well, albert haynesworth is still a starter, i guess that is the question. the redskins lose 20-10 to the cardinals. game, the scores are meaningless. you have to look inside the numbers to find out true value and meaning to these prosent games. here is what we found with albert haynesworth, gurvir. he played the whole game. now, you don't do that in a fourth preseason game to a guy you assume will be a starter. >> you think they're messing with him. >> i think they are sending a message to albert haynesworth that you will play our way or you won't play at all. it is a meaningless game but for you, pal, you will play all four quarters and get conditioned, whether you like it or not. you get no preprevious. you don't get to sit on the
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sidelines with the rest of the guys. you have to go out there and play all four quarters. atlantis turnover with 10 seconds to go. if they hadn't had the turnover, i was curious to see if mike shanahan was going to put him back out there for the last meaningless snap of the preseason. we'll never know. another guy that can make or break your heart is brandon banks. this is on the first kickoff of the gam. i was already to get on my facebook and say this is why brandon banks has to make the team. the next time he touches the ball, he will break your heart by doing things like this. at 5'6", can't do that. you didn't can't fumble the ball. he did recover it. those are marginal plays for a guy that can't have marginal plays. he has to be better or he won't make the team. >> that the one thing. >> there is one other guy last night that i think -- you are looking for guys that can work
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their way on to the roster. robert henson. he is right on the bubble to make the team. had a flight 800 first half, great three quarters. he hurt his knee in the third quarter. you hate to see it. it is the type of injury that for a marginal player probably won't be on the roster come saturday. they have to cut down to 53 players. that is a lot of guys looking for work. the ravens taking on the rams. this is sam bradford of st. louis, the number one pick in the draft. he probably will be the starter for st. louis. this is -- you can't see it. but john harbaugh -- jim harbaugh -- or john harbaugh gets in his players' faces. the ravens did lose that game. meaningless, but is a tough coach. i think the ravens will have a good year as well. >> our producer likes that. >> that was to make him happy. >> thank you, dave ross. we have much more straight
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